Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious
“Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious,” a photography exhibit at Fotografiska New York, helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and its evolution over the years.
The exhibition presents images ranging from iconic staples of visual culture to rare and intimate portraits of hip-hop’s biggest stars from legendary pioneers including Nas, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, and Mary J. Blige to modern icons such as Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B.
Tracing the cultural genre’s collective trajectory over five decades, the exhibition spans photography by hip-hop’s earliest documentarians of the 1970s to younger hip-hop photographers who are furthering the proliferation of the genre’s aesthetic.
Matthew Allen of The Grio writes, “This collection of photographs will inform and remind insiders and outsiders alike just where hip-hop came from and how far hip-hop has come.”
In partnership with the #HipHop50 initiative, $1 from each ticket sale will go to support the Universal Hip Hop Museum. “Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious” opened Jan. 26, 2023, and will remain on view ar Fotografiska through May 21, 2023.
Fotografiska is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.